Thursday, September 15, 2011

14 month Stats

Piper just turned 14 months. And we are slowly progressing in the verbal department. I am still not quite convinced that she can say mama and dada even though she can say the words, actually using them correctly is a very different story. But she is starting to try and repeat sounds when we ask her. They don't quite sound the same, but you can tell she is trying to change her sounds.

On the flip side, waving hello and bye are things she loves to do and she has started blowing kisses to us at night when we tell her we love her. She also has started to sign more and eat. But only using more when I ask her if she wants more and only signing eat once I ask her if she wants to eat. I don't think she has figured out that if she signs it first then I would understand. She also has a huge level of understanding that sometimes blows my mind. She is obsessed with books and pointing at things and us telling her what they are. So now basically we ask her where things are and she will point to them. She can even see a picture of the same things like a fish and be able to pick it out in different colors or forms or whatever.

She finally got some more teeth. She sprouted two more that are almost done on the bottom to make a total of 4 on the bottom and she has one that is slowly coming in on the top to make 3 on the top. She is not a fan of a lot of foods now either. I have a feeling a lot of it is the texture now as she used to eat just about everything. But she is not a fan of rice or anything like it at all. And many vegatables now are thrown on the floor-carrots for one she used to like and now won't touch them. Currently we are on a peas, broccoli, and corn mix and that is it for the veggies.

She got sent home from daycare on Monday for being sick...and she has a bit of pinkeye. At the doctor they weighed her and she is a whopping 21lbs. She is also starting to show lots of frustration when something doesn't go her way. This could be if we aren't getting her down out of her highchair fast enough when she is done eating, or when she is trying to put a shape in a hole of some toy and she can't get it to fit right. She gets upset and cries/whines, but then she tries it again. Very interesting how physical and problem solving oriented she is and could care less about really communicating. She wants to climb up stairs on the playground and slide down the big slides. She loves climbing up on the couch or chairs, and throwing balls in the house to see how far they go and then running after them. Lots of fun.

I'll post pictures in a few days!

1 comment:

Alicia Parr said...

It wasn't until around 21 months that Remy really decided to learn verbal communication. Before then, it was just several words that weren't consistently used. I've heard people say that girls tend to learn this faster, but every child is different and Piper is very physical-skills oriented.